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HOME AT LAST: After 15 years of wandering, Chicago Jewish Day School is moving into its new state of the art campus

Chicago Jewish Day School opened in September 2003 with seven students. Now, with more than 220 students, the School is ready to move to a new 2.6-acre Irving Park campus complete with state-of-the-art classrooms, innovative learning spaces, and a re-imagined outdoor athletic facility.

Chicago Jewish Day School Moving to new Campus – April 2018!

Located on 2.6 acres in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood and complete with state-of-the-art classrooms, innovative learning spaces, and a re-imagined outdoor athletic facility, Chicago Jewish Day School's new campus will be second to none.

The Case for Jewish Day Schools

Dr. Erica Brown, an associate professor at The George Washington University and one the Directors at the GW's Graduate School of Education & Human Development, make the case for Jewish Day Schools.

Schechter Welcomes Back Dr. Lena Kushnir as New Head of School

From student, to teacher, to administrator, to parent of alumni and current parent, Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to welcome back Dr. Lena Kushnir as the new Head of School!

WHAT WOULD EINSTEIN THINK? STEM Thrives at Jewish Day Schools

Discover why Jewish Day Schools are gaining a reputation for cutting-edge STEM education programs aimed at preparing the future Einstein's of the world.

Not Your Zayde's Day Schools

JUF News takes a look at the academic excellence, outstanding teachers and why students excel at Jewish Day Schools in the Chicago area.

535 students make a difference at BZ's 4th annual Day of Service

From training service dogs to packing lunch bags for the homeless, watch the video and discover how students and faculty from Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School came together for tikkun olam...

This Jewish Day School Built an R&D Lab

The Forward profiles Akiba Schechter's recently opened R&D department in Hyde Park, highlighting their innovative and experiential approach to learning...

New campus construction begins at Chicago Jewish Day School

JUF News reports on the groundbreaking for this new 2.6 acre, state-of-the-art campus in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood, opening in Spring 2018...

National Blue Ribbon Program recognition

Northbrook's Solomon Schechter is the only Jewish school in the country to be awarded National Blue Ribbon School status from the U.S. Dept of Education...

Voice choir and jazz band featured on WCIU's The Jam TV Show

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School's BZ One Voice Choir and Jazz Band recently displayed their musical prowess on WCIU's The Jam TV Show. According to Head of School Noah S. Hartman...

Upcoming Events

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival Please join the Discover Jewish Day Schools team and the four founding schools at the Great Chicago Jewish Festival for a full day of family-fun activities. Complete with famous characters from Israel's history, steam focused children activities, a petting zoo and a $1,000 worth of raffle prizes; this is an event you won’t want to miss. The event runs from 11:00am to 6:00pm at St. Paul Woods, Cook County Forest Preserve.


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is a multi-year initiative, funded locally by the Crown Family, and managed by PRIZMAH: Center for Jewish Day Schools. Our goal is to provide Jewish families with the most relevant information to help them make the best decision about their child's education. Our project focuses on four Jewish Day Schools in the Chicago area.